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After Visiting Friends : A Son's Story
by Michael Hainey


Overview - This haunting story of a son's quest to understand the mystery of his father's death is "searing and unforgettable...memoir writing at its best" ( San Francisco Chronicle )--a "powerfully affecting" ( O, The Oprah Magazine ) portrait of a family and its legacy of secrets.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This haunting story of a son's quest to understand the mystery of his father's death is "searing and unforgettable...memoir writing at its best" (San Francisco Chronicle)--a "powerfully affecting" (O, The Oprah Magazine) portrait of a family and its legacy of secrets.

"Family? Secrets? Sometimes I think they are the same thing." So writes Michael Hainey in this unforgettable story of a son's search to discover the decades-old truth about his father's mysterious death. Hainey was a boy of six when his father, a bright and shining star in the glamorous, hard-living world of 1960s Chicago newspapers, died under mysterious circumstances. His tragic absence left behind not only a young widow and two small sons but questions about family and truth that would obsess Michael for decades.

Years later, Michael undertakes a risky journey to uncover the true story about what happened to his father. Prodding reluctant relatives and working through a network of his father's old colleagues, Michael begins to reconcile the father he lost with the one he comes to know. At the heart of his quest is his mother, a woman of courage and tenacity--and a steely determination to press on with her life. A universal story of love and loss and the resilience of family in the face of hardship, After Visiting Friends is the account of a son who goes searching for his father, and in the journey discovers new love and admiration for his mother.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781451676617
  • ISBN-10: 1451676611
  • Publisher: Scribner Book Company
  • Publish Date: February 2014
  • Page Count: 299
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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